Goldie Snyder, age 93, of Escanaba passed away Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba.
Goldie was born January 13, 1917 in Perkins, the daughter of Fred and Mary (Nordstrom) LeBresh. She was raised on the family farm and graduated from Perkins High School. After high school, Goldie worked as a waitress at Blaney Park and attended the Cloverland Business College in Escanaba. She moved to Lansing to work as a secretary at the Michigan Department of State. In 1945 Goldie married Milton Snyder at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Perkins, and they established their home in Escanaba. Goldie was a devoted member of St. Patrick Church and the Women’s Auxiliary for many years, the local Women’s Extension Club, bridge club, and one of the founding members of the Kidney Foundation of Escanaba. She later became a member of St. Anne Catholic Church.
Goldie is survived by her daughter, Mary (Alan) Niemela of L’Anse, Michigan; grandson, Steven (Marlene) Niemela of Medford, Oregon; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton, her parents, sisters Carolyn and Violet LeBresh, and Bertha Carlson, and brothers Meddie and Wilfred LeBresh.
The Snyder family will receive friends on Thursday, October 14 from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM at the Skradski-Boyce Funeral Home in Escanaba. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 6:00 PM at St. Anne Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Fran DeGroot officiating. A luncheon will be served immediately following services in the church fellowship hall. Goldie will be laid to rest at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Escanaba.